Aspire to Greatness Athletics Camp
Our Academies are all about working with young athletes across all disciplines and age groups from 6-16; delivering guidance, information, instruction and fun from top coaches and current GB athletes.
Formed in 2011 by Olympic legend Daley Thompson and former GB athlete and TV Gladiator Kate Staples, the Academies are dedicated to engaging, energising and inspiring kids from the age of 5, delivering athletics based fun in the form of instruction, information and motivation delivered by top coaches and current GB athletes.
Our Academies operate all year round and emphasis is placed on giving the children a great time whilst evolving their abilities, building and harnessing enthusiasm, recognising and encouraging talent...and burning off energy!
Daley Thompson remains Britain’s most highly regarded athlete, double Olympic champion of the Decathlon.
Kate was UK’s pole-vault British champion and record holder until she broke her neck on Gladiators in 1997. She pioneered women’s pole-vault on radio and through many press articles to drive the women’s sport in this country. She has been involved in the world of fitness most of her life and shares Daley’s passion about getting the nation’s kids active.
For our Aspire to Greatness athletics camp, the emphasis is absolutely on fun and movement! We ensure children already involved in athletics, as well as complete novices are catered for and given the best professional attention by elite level athletes and coaches. They will have a thrilling time burning off energy through lots of engaging activities and plenty of running, jumping and throwing with GB athletes.
- Fun relays and games
- Running – improve technique
- Jumping – learn to jump like the athletes
- Throwing – experience discus, shot put and javelin training
- Aspiring to Greatness Workshop
- Burning energy and having a blast!
Focusing on developing the skills required for elite performance, our Event Group Workshops will see athletes working alongside the UK's top coaches. Working alongside GB athletes and Specialist coaches, athletes will be lead through the correct event drills, mechanics and specific conditioning exercises for their chosen event group: Sprints, Jumps, Throws. Those involved will have the opportunity to talk to our coaching staff about all other factors that contribute to personal performance such as psychology, nutrition and planning. Attendees will also have the chance to attend more than 1 event per group day, should they so wish. Please note that each workshop is limited to 10 attendees, allocated on a first come first served basis.
Places are in demand and limited so please do not hesitate to contact the team as quickly as you can.
The team will be happy to answer any questions you may have, they can be reached on 0333 6000 121 or by emailing [email protected].
"Today's children are the least active generation in history and could be the first to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. I welcome any initiative which encourages more young people to become active. The Daley Thompson Academy is a fantastic opportunity for young people to get fit, develop skills and to have fun within schools and local communities"– Sebastian Coe
Chairman of the Olympic Association